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Virtual Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Instructor Training & Updates with MT Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date: 23rd - 24th Jan, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm EST
Address: United States

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IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW - PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY!

Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this evidence based program. It is easy, enjoyable and safe for people with arthritis to learn. Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as prevent falls for older adults.  For this reason, the Arthritis Foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are giving it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis and fall prevention, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. 

Virtual - What's Different?

1. You get to attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home or office!

2. Zoom Platform - Download the free Zoom app and review the tutorials so you will be familiar with it prior to the workshop. Senior Trainer Tracey will hold a Zoom Practice so you can practice various features and make sure you can be seen head to toe. This will be held Thursday Jan. 21, 7-8pm EST.

3. Your Introductions - We will use "Breakout Rooms" to pair you with another participant. You will interview each other, then introduce each other at the workshop Saturday morning.

4. Tracey will also hold a skill builder workshop in advance of this workshop to help you refine your forms, to be held Saturday, Jan. 16, 10am - 2pm. Both this workshop and the Zoom Practice are included in your workshop fees.

5. Following the workshop, you will meet with the Master Trainer (Jocelyn) for an individual Zoom session where you will teach her "Single Whip" using the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and demonstrate the forms. If you are a new instructor candidate, you will have a follow up Zoom session a few weeks later.

6. Instead of the customary 15 minute tea breaks, we will have 5 minute breaks approximately every hour for a screen break. Please have a drink or snack nearby. We will have the customary 1 hour lunch break.

7. I will send you the TCAFP quiz to complete BEFORE the workshop, and you will email/mail me the completed quiz as well as a video of you performing the TCA forms. (This demonstration is preparatory and does not determine your certification.)

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended and required for Board Certification. It will take from 20 hours to 200 hours to prepare depending on your experience in tai chi and health education. For example an experienced tai chi practitioner would not need as much time (about 15 to 30 hours) to learn the program from the instructional DVD or online lessons.

Preparation

Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD or online lessons as much as possible. This will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop. This preparation is required for those seeking certification. You will need to submit a video of the TCA forms and complete a written quiz prior to the workshop, due January 9.

The book Teaching Tai Chi Effectively and the Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook will be our texts for this workshop. Review of these texts, and especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation.

The dvd and texts are available at www.taichiproductions.com. Paid participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received.

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?

Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop and Zoom session(s) will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following links for details of the certification process:  https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/how-to-become-an-instructor-of-dr-lams-program-3/ and http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal fee is required.

Should you not be qualified for certification by the post-workshop Zoom session(s), you will have 2 additional weeks to complete requirements. There is an additional fee for post-workshop certification, so be sure to put in the time prior to the workshop to prepare.

Updates

At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There may be an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than January 9. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. Reminder: Updates are required every two years. Updates are available for TCD, TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2, TCB, TCE, TCE2, TCHC, TCM, TCO, TCR, TCK.

Registering online

If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.

CEU Credits

6.5 contact hours for CEUs per day are available for a small additional fee for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSM). Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes.  TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs and that they will accept virtual workshop hours.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure.   KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1460-0321).

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute, c/o The Home Gym, Inc. to provide continuing education contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 OT/OTA contact hours. Provider #98000561A

As a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Kansas Physical Therapy Association has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute to provide continuing education contact hours to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 PT/PTA contact hours. Provider #CEULO10539

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 701292. ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.”

Authorized Provider:  Tai Chi for Health Institute • www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org USA Program Administrator:  TCHI-USA (CE) • c/o Meghan E Creations, LLC, 265 Turkeysag Trail, Ste 102 #130, Palmyra, VA 22963

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to January 9, 2020; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.

Cost

Prices are in USD and INCLUDE:

Preparatory Forms Practice/Review with Senior Trainer Sat. 1/16 10am-2pm EST

Zoom Practice January 21, 7-8pm EST

2-day Instructor Training Workshop with Master Trainer and Senior Trainer

One-on-one Zoom Session with Master Trainer following the workshop

$270  Early Bird Discounted Price (postmarked by December 18, 2021)

          (space is limited so early registration is highly recommended)

$295  Standard Price (postmarked after December 18, 2021)

$150  TCA/TCAFP Update (Day 2 attendance required, both days recommended)

$40  Additional updates (Day 2 attendance required as well as written assignment). Please contact Master Trainer regarding multiple updates pricing.

Written assignments for updates are due no later than January 9.

$30  CEU/CECs

$50  if post-workshop certification is necessary

Registration Deadline:  Registration recommended no later than 2 weeks prior to the workshop so you can obtain study materials and have time to learn the tai chi forms. Registration is accepted after that date as long as space allows, but you may need to do some work post-workshop in order to certify. If this is the case, an additional fee may apply.

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to January 9, 2021; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.

Payment by check or money order to:

Jocelyn Simpson

PO Box 540

Acworth GA 30101

Payment also accepted via VENMO @Jocelyn-Simpson-6 (reference TCAFP 9/12) and Zelle - jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com or 770-912-9229

Location

This is a virtual workshop using the Zoom platform. Please download Zoom (you may use the free version). If you haven't used this platform before, Zoom provides videos to help you learn how it works. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Find a space in your home suitable for practice, and experiment with Zoom so you learn how to stay within the frame. I will need to see you head to toe. I recommend using painter's tape on the floor to outline the area you will need to stay within. You may also use an appropriate sized area rug. If available, I recommend using a USB connection to a larger screen or your television, so you have a larger image.

Contact

Master Trainer:  Jocelyn Simpson - jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com - 770-912-9229

Senior Trainer:  Tracey Anfuso-Temple - tracey_anfuso@hotmail.com - 678-910-6170